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Casio XJ-A257

Casio XJA257UJ Projector

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1800:1 WXGA (1280x800) 35dB 3,000 ANSI Lumens Jun 2014
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The Slim incorporates a CASIO developed and patent pending Hybrid Light Source which combines Laser and LED technology for amazing high brightness and can last up to 20,000 hours. The Slim is an... More
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10 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The reviewer at one expert review site concluded that they would recommend this projector. Chip.com.my gave this data projector a "Recommended" award.

Nice Design

One Casio XJ-A257 reviewer wrote that it was good looking. Expert website Chip.com.my mentioned in their review of this projector two years ago “A slim elegant design that will rarely leave people wanting more.(previously p” .

Easy to Use

One person considered that it was easy to use. Chip.com.my wrote two years ago “The CASIO XJ-A257 projector is a semi-portable projector that shines bright and is easy to use” .

Good Product Quality

One person who purchased it wrote that it was good quality. Two years ago Chip.com.my wrote “Good data-image quality”.

Good Environmental Credentials

One Casio XJ-A257 owner said that this projector was good in terms of power usage. Expert review site Chip.com.my said “As technology advances throughout the years, one of the biggest goals in technology is energy efficiency” .

Supports Wi-Fi

The XJ-A257 supports wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the XJ-A257 do not support wi-Fi.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other projectors which support wi-Fi and we think because of it's better review score, the XJ-A247[pl_2731263_price], and the XJ-A147[pl_2469836_price] both from Casio is also worth considering.

We compared all the other data projectors which also support wi-Fi to this projector and we think the Casio XJ-UT310WN[plb_2386206_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other data projectors of this age and spec, the Casio XJ-A257 has a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of other data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the XJ-A247[pl_2731263_price], or the XJ-A252[pl_2757589_price] both from Casio.

Alternative multimedia projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might also want to consider include the Casio XJ-UT310WN[plb_2386206_price].

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1280 x 800 (WXGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA), which is typical of many comparable spec projectors that came out around the same time as it.

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many 1800:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as it.

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Very Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 2 times zoom factor, the Casio XJ-A257's optical zoom is one of the biggest amongst 1800:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the XJ-A257. Across all the 1800:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago the optical zooms range from 1.5x to 2x.

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5 Reasons Against

Casio Projectors Only Have Unexceptional Reviews

1800:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors produced by Casio have unexceptional ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all projectors (not just 1800:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors) and found that Casio also has unexceptional ratings across its entire range.

Inferior Sound Quality

One customer who reviewed this projector considered that it did not have good sound quality. Chip.com.my said “Audio is weak for a projector of its brightness” in their Casio XJ-A257 review.

Does Not Support 3D

Like most of the other 1800:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to the XJ-A257, the Casio XJ-A257 does not support 3D.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The XJ-A257 does not support full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other 1800:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the XJ-A257 also do not support full HD.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

The Casio XJ-A257 has a fairly loud noise level (35 decibels) compared to most of the other 1800:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years. The quietest noise level of projectors of this spec and age is 31dB and the loudest is 39dB.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other 35dB noise level data projectors and we think because of it's better review score, the XJ-A147[pl_2469836_price], the XJ-A242[pl_2571903_price], and the XJ-A142[pl_2571989_price] all from Casio is also worth considering.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Casio XJ-A257

Running Costs Are Average

Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the XJ-A257 will cost £56 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other 21 projectors of a similar spec and age.

Released Over Two Years Ago

This 1800:1 contrast ratio projector has been on the market for over two years.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the XJ-A257 has a fairly average projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the XJ-A257.

There are a number of alternative 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors currently available that you might also want to consider including the Casio XJ-A252[plb_2757589_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

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Full HD
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Networking
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Standards
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Internal Storage Capacity
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Cable Lock Slot
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Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
Product Type
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Power Consumption (typical)
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Operational Conditions
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Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
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Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included

1 Award

chip.com.my Recommended

Expert Reviews

7 December 2015

The CASIO XJ-A257 projector is a semi-portable projector that shines bright and is easy to use. Although lacking in inputs the projector makes it up with great projections and a slim elegant...

Chip.com.my

Performance
Portability
Good data-image quality
Lightweight
Sleek
Lack of DVI port
Significant rainbow effect in video
Audio is weak for a projector of its brightness
Cannot project 3D content

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £52.88
Electricity cost when on standby £2.95
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Total running cost over 5 years £55.83
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.28 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 8 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers casio 1280x800
Barcodes 00079767466848, 00779184113324, 04971850466840

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